Bay County Audubon Society   
                P.O. Box 1182
                   Panama City, Florida  32402

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Plants for Birds
Click on the following link to view a recording of our recent symposium “Birds, Bugs, and Berries”
May 26,2018 Camp Helen State Park
Photo by Emily Ellis
This will be a Zoom Presentation aired live Monday evening.  Look for your email invitation about one wee before the meeting.

Monday May 10 BCAS Membership Meeting at 6:30pm

Please join us for the BCAS annual presentation of Conservationist of the Year, Installation of Officers and Update from Julie Wraithmell, Director of Florida Audubon followed by a celebratory year in review of BCAS' highlights and accomplishments. 

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"Bay County Audubon Society, Inc. does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion(creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin(ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations."
Saturday, May 15- Field Trip to Laidlaw Audubon Preserve-9:00 a.m.

Come and explore this Audubon Florida Preserve in Washington County. This will be a joint event with Bay County Audubon and Choctawhatchee Audubon chapters. We will meet at the entry gate at 9:00 a.m. on Hwy 79. If you are driving north on Hwy 79, the entrance is 4.2 miles north of the bridge over Holmes Creek in Vernon; the address is 2122 Hwy 79; it is on the west side of the road, so you need to get in the left lane, make a U-turn, and come back to the large entry gate that reads “On Cypress Pond”. If you are driving south on Hwy 79, the entry gate is just past Union Hill Road and will be on your right.  
We have an easement through private property to get onto the Preserve, so it is extremely important that you arrive before 9:00 a.m., so we can caravan through the private property to the actual gate to the Preserve. Long pants, long sleeves, and closed-toe shoes or boots are highly recommended. Bring your binoculars and cameras and wander the trails to find birds, animals, and plants of interest. Bring your own drinks and bag lunch or snacks. We will have a lunch break at the pavilion around noon. Depending on the weather and what fun things we are finding, we will plan to wrap things around 1:00pm for departure. There is an outhouse available, but no other amenities like power or potable water.  
Contact Neil Lamb, 850-814-1276, by calling or texting if you need additional information. ​

Note: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, our field trips will be adhering to recommended guidelines to prevent spread of the disease. If you are immunocompromised or have serious medical problems, you may not want to participate. If you have a fever, cough or other symptoms, please stay home. Masks are strongly recommended, at least for the first part of the trip where we gather to start our hike. Carpooling is not recommended, except, of course, by members of the same household. For that reason, all our trips are local. We hope to continue longer trips next season. You are advised to bring hand sanitizer and are asked not to share food, optics or other items. Our groups will consist of no more than 10 people. If we have more than that, we will break up into separate groups.  
 Jonas Beyer
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Saturday, May 29, 2021 Camp Helen Monthly Bird Survey
We will meet @ the Camp Helen front gate at 6:00 am sharp. Although we typically finish birding about noon, you can spend as much or as little time as you like. 
Please RSVP [only necessary if you plan to come] to so we have an idea of how many participants to wait for at the gate. Bring binoculars, scope [if you have one], water and snacks, hat and sunscreen. Looking forward to it!
Photo by: Ron Houser